As users of the Miles Nadal JCC gymnasium, primarily for the Monday evening Floor Hockey league, we petition the MNJCC to make such modifications as necessary to recess the water fountain within the wall, such that it is no longer an obstruction in the gynmasium space.
The newly rebuilt gymnasium looks good and we are happy to play in this space. The removal of other obstructions on the floor (including the divider curtain and cabinet) are welcomed. However, keeping the existing water fountain design was a huge oversight that needs to be corrected.
The water fountain is a danger to players on the floor, who are often running with other players in close proximity and at times making contact with one another. We have had collisions with the water fountain in the past.
Notwithstanding the liability waiver forms that we have completed and the risks that we voluntarily take in playing in the floor hockey league, the water fountain is clearly a hazard for which the MNJCC must take responsibility.
Nobody wants any injuries to occur as a result of the fountain in its current configuration. It is a danger to all gymnasium participants, whether it is floor hockey, basketball, or other sports.
That is why we submit this petition to the MNJCC to replace the current water fountain with one that is recessed within the gymnasium wall.